Christians have been advised to stop throwing expensive burials ceremonies for their loved ones and help those who are alive.
Rev. Fr. Godfrey Gopep, Parish Priest of St. Finbarrs’ Catholic Church in Rayfield, Jos, gave the advice during a sermon on Sunday, September 25.
Gopep said organizing expensive burials for loved ones would not take the deceased to heaven.
According to NAN, he said: ”I have observed that most Christian burials are expensive; we sink huge amounts of money to bury our loved ones. Sometimes, those who donated huge sums for the burial didn’t support the deceased when he or she was alive.
It has become like a show and competition among families; I heard that some churches now demand a fee before they conduct funerals.
I advise Christians to cut down how they spend huge amounts to bury the de@d and learn to support people when they are alive.”